Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Video of Dr. Oz--in trouble for pushing weight-loss supplements > Dr. Mercola's answer to those who are demonizing all dietary supplements, claiming they're "unsafe" and are "not regulated" >

Story at-a-glance
  • Weight loss pills are a nod to the pharmaceutical Band-Aid mentality, and actually run counter to the idea of a healthy lifestyle. This is why I stopped selling weight loss supplements, and it’s why I encourage others to stop
  • Supplements that are deemed hazardous are typically “spiked” with some form of pharmaceutical drug or synthetic ingredient
  • Suspect products are typically of the weight loss or “fat burner” variety, along with muscle-building and energy beverages or pills
  • Pro-pharmaceutical spokesmen have been repeatedly been quoted as saying that dietary supplements are unregulated and need stricter oversight due to the hazards they pose to your health
  • This is patently false, as the FDA regulates both finished dietary supplement products and dietary ingredients under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA)
  • Senate Hearing Puts Dr. Oz in the Hot Seat
  • Are Supplements Regulated or Not?
  • Hazardous Supplements Are Typically 'Spiked' with Pharmaceuticals FTC Also Regulates Marketing of Supplements
  • Why I Encourage Supplement Industry to Stop Selling Weight Loss Cures
  • Most Weight Loss Products Are Stimulants, Like 'Coffee in a Pill'
  • In essence, if you eat right, you don't need a weight loss supplement.
  • Ingredients that have been found to support weight loss that you can get through your diet include (Dr. Mercola gives chart of whole foods that help lose weight):
  • Transparency Is Key for Protecting the Supplement Industry
  • For Weight Loss, Focus on Your Diet First...
  • How Do You Determine Whether a Supplement Is of High Quality?

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